Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe
Julie Lockhart, Peter Lord, David Sproxton
Aardman Animations, Sony Pictures Animation
Sony Picture Releasing
Dneg VFX Supervisor
Dneg VFX Producer
27th April 2012
The movie is a curiosity cabinet of visual pleasures but so breezy and lightly funny that you may not realize at first how good it is.The New York Times
Double Negative jumped overboard at the chance to work with Aardman on the film, completing a total of 393 shots. DNEG’s work mainly involved the integration of CG characters into scenes, including character positioning, lighting, and FX.
The work was led by VFX Supervisor Jody Johnson, 2D Supervisors Peter Jopling, Ian Simpson (London) and Oliver Atherton (Singapore) and 3D Supervisor David Vickery. A majority of the VFX work was carried out in Double Negative’s Singapore studio and Johnson held daily video-conferences with the team there, including 3d artists Cori Chan, Leah Low and Sonny Sy. The work was overseen in Singapore by Line Producer Darryl Li and in London by Producer Clare Tinsley.